My grandma and mom used to make this refreshing soup very frequently in summer. It was typically made from young beets — tender bunch beets no larger than 2-3 inches in diameter. The idea here is to extract as much flavor and color from the beets as possible in the shortest possible time. Then you […]
I am going to say something utterly un-American right now. But before you start rallying the outraged crowd to go egg my car, just promise that you’ll finish this article first. Here it goes: I don’t like burgers. Whew… got that off my chest.
Ah, the summer is here. Picnic and party time. Also hot as you know what. That incredible laziness sets in before you even open your eyes in the morning. Cooking sessions become shorter, farther apart, and I don’t know about you, but my creativity in this heat all boils down (ha ha, no pun intended, […]
One of the both weird and heartwarming customs of my native land was (and I hope still is), showing up at the door of your best friends on a whim. Sure, everyone is entitled to their privacy and down time, but there is just something inexplicably awesome about closest friends being so close that unannounced […]
We’ve had dreadful weather outside for weeks now. Gloomy, muggy, wet mess of a weather. And although we are not technically yet in the soup season, I can already smell the fall creeping in. After all, the temperature drop from high nineties into mid eighties must be celebrated and interpreted as autumnal chill here in […]
This post have been submitted to YeastSpotting As you already know, about a month ago, I have entered a bread-making phase of my life. I now own more than enough books on bread making than I care to admit, and aside from some fascinating Sitchin’s books, those are now a part of my nightly reading. […]
A few days ago I decided to dive head first into a thirty-salads-in-thirty-days-adventure. I find that my salad repertoire, however tasty, is always rotating around same basic things, so current challenge, in part, is an exercise in beefing up my salad portfolio. Vegetables are at their peak right now, so what can be better than […]